Veronica Ryan nominated for Turner Prize 2022

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Veronica Ryan OBE, ‘Custard Apple (Annonaceae), Breadfruit (Moraceae), and Soursop (Annonaceae), 2021’ (detail). Courtesy the artist, Paula Cooper Gallery and Alison Jaques Gallery. Photo credit: Wayne Critchlow, 2021. 

We are delighted that Veronica Ryan (OBE) has been nominated for the Turner Prize 2022, in recognition of her exhibition Along a Spectrum at Spike Island and her Hackney Windrush Art Commission.

Ryan is best known for making sculpture that is evocative of objects and forms from the natural world and references themes of trauma, migration and memory. For the Hackney Windrush Art Commission, she created large-scale sculptures of fruits from the Caribbean, drawing on her memories of shopping at Ridley Road market as a child.

Ryan has been nominated alongside Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard and Sin Wai Kin. An exhibition of their work will be held at Tate Liverpool from 20 October 2022 until 19 March 2023. The winner will be announced in December.

Veronica Ryan’s Hackney Windrush Art Commission is supported by Art Fund with additional funding from Alison Jacques Gallery, Paula Cooper Gallery and the Henry Moore Foundation. The public programme is supported by the Freelands Foundation.